Validation of instruments to measure social entrepreneurship competence. the OpenSocialLab project Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • © 2020 IEEE.Education within universities should consider the promotion of training activities aimed at training people who are creative, innovative, enterprising and aware of their environment and needs. The purpose of this paper is to present the preliminary results of the piloting of three instruments for a methodological proposal aimed at measuring the level of mastery scaled by students of undergraduate and graduate courses, in terms of social entrepreneurship skills. Thus, the instruments were validated through various strategies such as expert judgement, non-participating observation, statistical validity and reliability. Furthermore, the piloting takes place within the framework of a mixed method, since the data collection instruments were the focus group, the questionnaire and the semi-structured interview. The sample participating in the validation was different, depending on the instrument piloted: focus group (n =5), questionnaire (n =98) and interview (n =4). Finally, the contributions of this work can be of value in studying social entrepreneurship.

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  • April 1, 2020